The Peculiarities of the English State

  1. Yoke-Sum Wong and
  2. Derek Sayer
  1. G. E. Aylmer

Published Online: 17 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444309706.ch4

Twenty Years of the Essays on the British State, Volume 1

Twenty Years of the Essays on the British State, Volume 1

How to Cite

Aylmer, G. E. (2008) The Peculiarities of the English State, in Twenty Years of the Essays on the British State, Volume 1 (eds Y.-S. Wong and D. Sayer), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444309706.ch4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 14 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405179331

Online ISBN: 9781444309706

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Keywords:

  • peculiarities of the English State;
  • exploring the extent of distinctiveness and of similarity between the English and other comparable states;
  • Every country's history is different from that of every other country - follows that no two “States” can be identical;
  • From the hegemony of the Wessex kings in the 9th–10th centuries - “England” has comprised much what it does today;
  • State and nation are not identical - what is often called a nation-state;
  • likenesses as well as differences between England and such other polities both near and far as Scotland, Denmark, France and Japan

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

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  • II

  • III

  • IV

  • V

  • VI